I was paying for my items. One container of Annie's organic bunny shaped gummies and one container of ginger chews (I'll try anything to soothe the nausea). I get my receipt, gather the items and Ro is asking me to come down, she needs something.
I'm feeling a bit flustered, I'd refused a bag because I didn't need one, I'm trying to get myself out of the way and now my kid needs me to get on the floor to tell me something. I think with raised hormone levels comes a lessened ability to deal with regular life stuff. So I ask her what she wants.
"Come down so I can tell you a whisper."
Ah. Interesting. I'm game. So I kneel down and she aligns her face right up next to mine and whispers, "Guess what? I love you!"
Oh, dang. Now if that isn't a heart stopper. She pulls back and looks at me, beaming and waiting. I often play that game with her: Guess what? I love you! This is the first time she's taken the lead.
I pull her to me and smooch on her soft, squishy cheek. I tell her I love her too.